• NRCDP Webinar Series

    Our Webinar Series expands upon the mentorship and training provided at the highly successful annual retreat. K12 scholars and aspiring neurosurgeon-scientists across the career continuum (students, residents, fellows) will be invited every other month to attend live and interactive webinars. The broad range of practical topics will help trainees establish and successfully direct an independent, NIH-funded research program. Speakers will include NIH leaders, senior and mid-level neurosurgeon-scientists, department chairs, experts in clinical trials, and more.


    The series will be held on Zoom on the following Tuesdays in 2024. All sessions will last one hour and begin at 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST.


    February 27, 2024 - "Early Career Statistics: What to Do While You're Building Towards the RCT." Facilitator: Fred Barker, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital. View the webinar on YouTube.


    April 16, 2024 - "Leveraging Clinical Research Networks: Multicenter Clinical Trials and Beyond," Facilitator: David Limbrick, MD, PhD, Chair of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University. Guests: John Kestle, MD, University of Utah; David O. Okonkwo, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh; and Paul Gross, CEO, Cerebral Palsy Research Network. View the webinar on YouTube.


    June 18, 2024 - "Work-life Balance," Facilitator: Dody Robinson, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Guests: Melanie Hayden Gephart, MD, Stanford Medicine and William Mack, MD, Keck Medicine of USC. View the webinar on YouTube.


    August 20, 2024 - "Strategies for Grant Success," Facilitator: Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD, MBA, University of Arizona College of Medicine.


    October 15, 2024 - "Career Arcs for the Neurosurgeon-Scientist," Facilitator: Bob Carter, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital


    December 17, 2024 - "Leadership 101," Facilitator: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska


    One-time registration is required to receive the meeting link. Recordings from the 2023 sessions can be found by clicking on this link.